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Frequently Asked Questions

I am losing inches but not losing weight.

Fat takes up more than four times as much space as lean muscle mass. So when you lose fat and gain muscle, your weighing machine might show the same weight. But your inches will vanish as fat takes up much lesser space. Though everyone is obsessed with weight, inches are a much better indicator than weight. You can lose weight by losing water and muscles from the body, but you want to lose fat. In fact, your goal should be to lose fat and gain some lean muscle mass. But lean muscles are denser and weigh more than fat, so when you gain muscles, you gain weight. You should be happy with this weight gain. If you are losing inches but not losing weight, it means you have lost fat and gained some muscles. So, do not fret. Weight will also start moving in few days.

Why should we focus on building muscle mass?

Muscle is a metabolic furnace which burns additional calories 24 hours a day. A pound of muscle naturally burns approximately 6 calories a day (whereas a pound of fat tissue burns only 2 calories a day). Therefore, the more muscles you build, the more calories your body will naturally burn each day even at rest. Proper strength training and a high protein diet will help you in building up lean muscle mass.

Should I take supplements?

Lot of our members ask why do we need supplements when we are eating right. The reasons are many. Firstly, you must be eating healthy now, but what about all the unhealthy eating of the past? You need to make up for the deficit of the past. Secondly, foods nowadays are not as nutritious as they used to be because of high usage of fertilisers and pesticides. Thirdly, if you are suffering from disorders like anemia, PCOS, thyroid which could be due to certain nutrient deficiencies, then you will need higher dosage of certain nutrients like iron or selenium. Food supplements are an answer. Please remember, food supplements are not medicines and can be taken when necessary. They are largely made of food products only and do not have side effects.

Why should I cut down on grains to lose weight?

When we tell our members to cut down on processed food, cola, chips, they readily accept it. The biggest resistance comes when we tell them to cut down on grains. Indians diet is largely dependent on grains. Whole grains are good sources of nutrients but are also rich in carbs and contribute to large amounts of calories in our diet. Our point is: eat grains according to your requirement and not in excess. Our body needs foods from all food groups and when we consume so much of grains, then we are compromising on other essential food groups. We are not against grain, but we want you to take it in moderation. Also, world does not begin and end with wheat and rice. There are other grains also like jowar, bajra, ragi, foxtail millet, etc. which are healthy. The situation is similar to Indian sports. Though there are multiple sports, it is only cricket that gets all the attention.

Do slimming machines work?

We so wish! If they worked, then we could eat unhealthy foods everyday and still stay slim and healthy. No rich person on earth would be fat. We would be the happiest people in the world if slimming machines worked. Slimming machines make you lose water, because of which your weighing scales show lower weight. And people become happy. And then slimming centre tells you that you cannot gain back the weight and you need to eat low calorie diet and exercise. If you go back to them with higher weight, they will not give you your treatment saying “We can’t keep on giving you services and then you increase your weight by eating unhealthy food”. So, to get your treatment, you try and lose weight by starving yourself and by exercising. You lost weight not because of machine treatment, but because you cut down on your food intake and because you started exercising. So, why pay money to slimming centres?

Is there any weight loss pill?

Unfortunately no. There are very few pills which will help in weight loss. But no single pill can give you 3-5 kg weight loss. It can at best help you in your weight loss journey, but can’t travel the distance for you. Please remember, food made you fat. Only food can make you slim.

What is body age and how to decrease it?

Body age is a measurement of how old you are biologically based on your health and fitness level as opposed to what your actual age is. Simply said, it is how time and your lifestyle have affected your organs and cells. Body age is calculated from your resting metabolism. Resting metabolism is calculated by combining your weight, body fat percentage and lean muscle percentage. We lose muscle tissue and gain more fat as we age. Body age can be decreased by losing fat and gaining muscle. Factors of biological aging include changes in the physical structure of the body as well as changes in the sensory awareness. It is important to know your biological age. If you know where the problems exists, you can initiate the lifestyle modifications necessary to improve your health and increase your vitality.Body age can be decreased by making some lifestyle changes like healthy diet and regular exercise. It is possible to know your body age with the help of BCA machines. You can walk into any of Identity clubs and check your body age.

What is BMR ?What is the ideal BMR?

Metabolism refers to the process by which your body converts your food into energy. Body needs energy even when it is resting for functions such as breathing, circulating and repairing. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expressed in calories that a person needs to keep the body functioning at rest. BMR affects the rate at which you burn calories and ultimately whether you maintain, gain or lose weight. Our basal metabolic rate accounts for about 60 to 75% of the calories we bum every day. It is influenced by several factors like age, weight, gender, body composition etc. Surprising to many, an overweight person will have a higher BMR. Men have higher BMR because of more muscle mass compared to women.

What is subcutaneous fat and visceral fat?

Subcutaneous fat is the fat or adipose tissue lying under the skin layers. It acts like a cushion and protects our skin against trauma and also acts as a source of energy.Fat accumulated in the lower body (the pear shape) is subcutaneous. Visceral or Abdominal fat is the fat that is located around the vital organs.This fat acts like a cushion for the internal organs and protects them against any shocks, injuries, trauma etc. Fat in the abdominal area (the apple shape) is mostly visceral and increases the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Good news is that visceral fat can be easily reduced with diet and exercise. Research has shown that excess abdominal fat disturbs the normal balance and functioning of hormones in the body. Compared to subcutaneous fat, visceral fat is more harmful.I am text block. Click edit button to change this text.

Can I really stick to this plan even with my busy lifestyle?

In today’s world, most of us are busy.Let that not be a reason for not living a healthy lifestyle. Our program is very flexible and most of our clients are professionals who follow the program quite easily. In fact, by following our program, you will feel more energetic and your productivity will increase.

What should I do if I'm hungry at night?

If you feel hungry every night, then you need to ensure that you are having proper dinner and there is not more than 3-3.5 hours gap between dinner and sleep. If you eat dinner at 8pm and sleep at lam, then you are bound to feel hungry. And you will feel like binging. All your days efforts will go waste in the last hour. You need to adjust your dinner and sleep timings to ensure that you do not feel hungry every night. But if you feel hungry once in a while, then you can go for air popped popcorn, plain soups, buttermilk, green tea or ice tea, handful of roasted nuts or channa. Also, ensure that you are having sufficient meals at regular intervals throughout the day. Include high fiber and high protein foods for dinner as they take longer to digest and keep you full for longer.

Most importantly, learn to differentiate between actual hunger and ’emotional hunger’ or craving. Try drinking a glass of water and wait for 15-20 minutes to check if you are still hungry. If not, it was due to craving, stress or boredom.

Can my children and the rest of my family also follow these meal plans?

Why not? If you learn something good, then you should definitely share it with your near and dear ones. After all, it is all about spreading happiness of good health to as many people as possible.

Can I follow this plan if l have Diabetes/PCOS!Thyroid?

A big YES. We have a scientific program that can be followed by those with Diabetes/Thyroid/ PCOS. We have a lot of clients with these disease profiles.

Will I lose weight by just eating Super Food, even though l continue with all my unhealthy habits?

A big NO. Super Food is not a brahmastra. It will help you in your weight loss journey. But it alone can’t make you lose weight. Weight loss is about attacking 7 causes of obesity and unless you take a comprehensive approach, you will not win. Can Chris Gayle alone win the match, if there is no other player in the team? You need the full team. Similarly, super foods without proper diet counseling and mentoring will not give you the desired results.

I want to lose 8kg!l in a month!

Please look for an Allahdin ka chirag. With Truweight program, you can expect 3-4 kgs weight loss in a month. There are few people who lose more that in a month, but those are exceptions. You should never aim or plan to lose more than 4kgs a month, otherwise you will look for shortcuts, which are not healthy.

Will the Truweight program give same results for everybody?

No. Every person is different. And every body reacts in different ways. Hence, results will vary for every person. Few people might show the best results in the first month, whereas few show better results in the second or third month. But one thing is clear: everybody shows results, sooner or later. Persistence is the key.

Is it a strict diet or crash diet?

We are totally against crash diet. Also, we realise that strict diets are not practical. If the diet is not simple to follow, it is not going to work. But at the same time, we do not want to make false promises and say that you will not have to make any changes to your diet and lifestyle. You will have to. You can’t expect a different output with the same input.

I am experiencing bloating after increasing fiber in my diet.

Don’t add fibre overnight to your diet. Gradually increasing fiber in your diet can avoid bloating and gas by giving your body time to adapt.And be sure to drink plenty of fluids when adding fiber to your diet. While fiber is normally helpful to your digestive system, without adequate fluids it can cause constipation instead of helping to eliminate it.

Can medications affect my weight?

Yes, some medications used to treat depression, migraines, diabetes, high blood pressure have side effects of weight gain. Certain steroids, hormone replacement therapy, and oral contraceptives are associated with weight gain. But not all medications to treat the above conditions affect body weight and each individual’s reaction to the same drug is different, some might even lose weight with the same medications. So, if you observe 3-4 kgs of unexplained weight gain or weight loss you should talk to your doctor and take steps to work towards it.

**Disclaimer: The testimonials mentioned above are based on each individual’s experience and results may vary for different individuals.

Comments 28

  1. Nischala
    December 3, 2015

    Can truweight diet work during pregnancy.

  2. zaynab ada
    March 9, 2016

    Can a middle class family person afford this if he/she wants to lose weight and gain healthy lifestyle. Is it possible? Is there any package for such person coming from middle class?

  3. Priya
    March 21, 2016

    Wat is the package for PCOS affected persons

    1. Truweight
      June 6, 2016

      Hello. We know losing weight with PCOS could get difficult. Our nutritionists are well equipped to provide a detailed diet and exercise plan to help manage this condition. Our stellar superfoods help you in the weight loss journey too. One of our clients, Kalpana too had this issue with PCOS and thyroid problems. However, Truweight helped rescue her from the vicious hormonal cycle. For more information on this, you could visit the site and request for a free consultation!

  4. Anonymous
    April 18, 2016

    If we sleep for 30mints in the aftrenoon will we gain any wt

    1. Truweight
      June 6, 2016

      Hello. Weight gain and even weight loss is dependent on many factors. Lifestyle is sure one of the major factors. We have an informative blog on just the things one should not do after a heavy meal. Give it a read here

  5. Anonymous
    May 24, 2016

    Can this help after delivery… lady’s tend to put on weight usually during this period. Can truweight help in this case.??

    1. Truweight
      June 6, 2016

      Hello mam, yes post-delivery weight loss could get very difficult at the same time it must be well planned out. Since the mother is also nursing her baby, she needs to concentrate on her nutrition needs. Yes, Truweight boasts of a great team of qualified nutritionists who can guide a new mother to safe and effective weight loss. Even our superfoods employ natural products like seeds, millets, whole grains which provide nutrition and ensures weight loss. Call us at 080 45450000 from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm , we are there to assist you. Truweight has program for lactating woman, who has started lactating post 6 months of delivery. If she is continuing to feed the baby, the program will be implemented slowly and in such cases weight loss is gradual.

  6. manisha
    June 7, 2016

    need to reduce belly fat asap

  7. Anonymous
    June 26, 2016

    Hi- is this a service hat someone living in Delhi can avail?

  8. Anonymous
    June 28, 2016

    Can a middle class family person afford this if he/she wants to lose weight and gain healthy lifestyle. Is it possible? Is there any package for such person coming from middle class?

  9. Srinivas
    July 12, 2016

    I have taken opted the 3 months program as per the suggestion by Ms. Tulika Das. She said I will receive the super foods by very next day (9th JUly-16), But till now no response from her. This very careless behavior of the health consultants. They are not responsive to the customers. I think they just need money.

  10. varsha
    July 22, 2016

    I have filled your form thrice till now, but did not get any call.

  11. Anonymous
    July 24, 2016

    This is similar to herbal life programme which was functioning 15 years ago.

  12. Milano
    July 24, 2016

    I am diabetic-type 2 n rapidly gaining wait these days..5ft4inches but weighing 76 kilos. Im on insulin n other tablets…I need to lose weight..how many months will it take to lose 20 kg and what will it cost totally.

  13. Anshu
    July 26, 2016

    What are the charges like

  14. Srinath
    August 27, 2016

    I am seventy years old. Can I make use of your program to lose weight?

  15. Anonymous
    September 25, 2016

    Hi Srinath,
    It all depends upon your medical condition before commenting whether the program will be helpful or not.
    The major issue is your age, but definitely you will see the change in your life style.

  16. Shashank
    October 4, 2016

    I weigh 116kgs. Can this program help me?
    What is the cost?

    1. Anonymous
      October 13, 2016

      Hi Srinath,
      It all depends upon your medical condition before commenting whether the program will be helpful or not.
      The major issue is your age, but definitely you will see the change in your life style.

    2. Anonymous
      October 13, 2016

      Hi Shashank,
      Yes, it will be beneficial to you .
      If possible, please give a call on our Toll free Number 1800-102 -1255 for better understanding.

    3. Anonymous
      November 12, 2016

      Hi Shashank,
      Yes, the program will be really helpful yo you.
      Can you please share your contact details so that we can help you with the best program which will suit you.

  17. manju
    December 27, 2016

    I am suffering from hypothyroidism and wish to lose weight and also belly poonch asap. how do i get along with this. will u share

    1. Truweight
      March 22, 2017

      Hello, we have various packages and we can certainly help you with your issues. However, we need certain details to proceed further. Please share your contact details or call us at 080-64514959.

  18. manju
    December 27, 2016

    i would like to know the details of the weight loss regime and aslo the cost of losing belly fat and overall weight loss. is the weight loss and inch loss of permanance. will it shoot back if we get to the regular eating as now (not junck/sugary foods/oily foods). pls answer

    1. Truweight
      March 22, 2017

      Hello, we have various packages and we can certainly help you with your issues. However, we need certain details to proceed further. Please share your contact details or call us at 080-64514959.

  19. Sonalie
    February 22, 2017

    Do you have to be in Bangalore or Hyderabad only? I’m in Mumbai. Can I still opt for Truweight online?

    1. Truweight
      March 22, 2017

      Hello, we are present in Mumbai too. In fact we are present across India. You can certainly opt for our online program. Please share your contact details with us or call us at 080-64514959 to get all the details about our packages.

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